A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was killed and a villager injured after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged firing for the third consecutive day along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district.
Constable Bijender Bahadur was on duty at forward point along the fence in Arnia sector along the IB when the cross border firing took place at about 12.20 AM.
A bullet hit the soldier on the left of his abdomen and he succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, a BSF officer told a news gathering agency.
“BSF troops retaliated strongly and gave befitting reply,” he said.
“Intermittent fire continued from both sides from midnight till morning,” the officer said.